2018 Association Croquet World Championship
The 2018 Association Croquet World Championship (“ACWC”) will be held at the Kelburn Croquet Club in Wellington, New Zealand (and other venues) from Saturday, 3 February to Sunday, 11 February 2018 in accordance with version 4.8 of the Event Regulations and version 8.8 of the Sports Regulations.
The Event Capacity will be 80.
A Qualifying Tournament will be held from Tuesday, 30 January to Thursday, 1 February 2018 from which the four highest-placed finishers will gain places in the ACWC. Details of the venue and how to enter the Qualifying Tournament will be made available in due course.
RESPONSE DATE: Sunday, 30 July 2017
(a) if they wish to take up their Membership Place or Places;
(b) the names of their eligible players who want a Ranking or Membership place in the Event; and
(c) the names of any of those players they wish to nominate for a Wild Card Place.
Individual players affiliated to a WCF Member and wish to gain a place in the ACWC must announce their availability via their WCF Member. However, if a player is not affiliated to a WCF Member and is not eligible to represent any WCF Member, they should contact the Secretary-General directly.
The other timetable dates set out in Appendix 2 paragraph 3 of the Sports Regulations are:
ALLOCATION DATE: Sunday, 13 August 2017
The highest grades achieved by players in the year ending on this date will be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places).
ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: Sunday, 27 August 2017
The names of the players who have been awarded Ranking Places and Wild Card Places will be announced on this date.
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 24 September 2017
This is the last date on which Members can nominate players for Membership Places requested on or before the Response Date. Any Membership Place which has been requested by a WCF Member but not taken up by the Closing Date will become an additional Ranking Place.
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT ALLOCATION DATE: Sunday, 3 December 2017
Entries for the Qualifying Tournament received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List which is itself calculated as at the end of the QTAD. If the Qualifying Tournament is over-subscribed on this date, unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a Qualifying Tournament Reserve List, also in ranking position order.
CUT-OFF DATE: Sunday, 17 December 2017
This is the date after which any returned Ranking Places or Wild Card Places are filled by creating extra Qualifying Places.
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 14 January 2018
This is the last date on which entries can be received to fill any vacancies in the Qualifying Tournament. It is also the last date on which any returned Membership Places can be replaced by a player from the same country.